Arts Council England has announced that its Developing your Creative Practice programme has re-opened for applications.

The next closing date for applications is 12 midday on the 11th April 2024

Arts Council England is looking for exciting, ambitious proposals that allow applicants working in dance, theatre, music, visual arts, literature, combined arts or museums to take that important next step in the way they do their work. Applicants are encouraged to consider their long-term needs and proposals can cover creative research and development, building networks or creating new work. Examples might include:

  • building new networks for future development/presentation of work
  • creating new work
  • experimenting with new collaborators or partners
  • international travel to explore other practice or work with mentors
  • professional development activities
  • research and development time to explore practice and take risks
  • practical steps to support your work to be more sustainable in future

This fund is only open to individuals over the age of 18 years who:

  • Are living and working in England
  • Have three years’ creative practice experience outside a formal education context
  • Are working in Arts Council England’s supported disciplines i.e. they will be dancers, choreographers, writers, translators, producers, publishers, editors, musicians, conductors, composers, actors, directors, designers, artists, craft makers, and curators.

Organisations can not apply.

Awards of £2, 000 – £12,000 are made through quarterly funding rounds. Funded project activities can last up to one year.

Before making an application, applicants will need to have a validated profile on the online application portal Grantium.

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